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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Today:   Officials with NEO New Vistas, a school in Portage, and Indianapolis-based SunFunded Ed will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 5, on a solar energy array that will save the school money on their electricity bills as well as support renewable energy and "green jobs" in northwest Indiana.  One of the founders of SunFundedEd, Region native Kelly Hipskind, joins us to talk about his organization and its goals, how it has helped school districts across the state in reaching their goals, and how SunFunded is giving back to his "hometown" community.   Congressional candidate Frank Mrvan joins us to talk about his Election Night victory and how he will prepare for his trip to Capitol Hill to succeed the retiring Congressman Pete Visclosky.  Mrvan, a Democrat, defeated Republican Party candidate Mark Leyva and Libertarian Michael Strauss in Tuesday's First District congressional elections in Lake, Porter and part of LaPorte Counties.